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Understanding the Muslim Mind


A fascinating account of the Muslims in twentieth-century India, Pakistan and Bangladesh through his biographical sketches of eight prominent Muslims.

Sayyid Ahmed Khan (1817-1898), Fazlul Haq (1873-1962), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948), Muhammad Iqbal (1876-1938), Muhammad Ali (1878-1931), Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958), Liaqat Ali Khan (1895-1951) and Zakir Hussain (1897-1969)

Rajmohan Gandhi provides a deeply insightful and comprehensive picture of the community in the subcontinent today.

"Rajmohan Gandhi's excellent book...should waken us to the many whys of Hindu-Muslim relationships that remain unanswered to this day." - M.V. Kamath in The Telegraph

"At long last we have a dispassionate analysis of the making of Indian Muslims psyche." - The Hindustan Times

Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0140107800
No. of Pages: 360

Reviews of this book

Blog by Rahul Sharma about the book 'Understanding the Muslim Mind'

Review by Farhan Nizami, Director of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Rajmohan Gandhi discusses his biography of his grandfather, and shares some of his childhood memories of the Mahatma, the impact of his legacy, and stories of his grandfather's travels.